Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 7 of 31 Days of Halloween, Wickedly Wonderful Wednesday's

Welcome to Day 7 and these wonderfully wicked ATC's. I made these ATC's(Artist Trading Cards)for a swap that I am in on a yahoo group called Pennywisearts. They are so easy to make and the background on them is very easy to do. I used 4 simple things to make these, cardstock, sanded grout, acrylic paint, and images from Itkupillishop thats it! If you haven't visited there you should, she is awesome. That is also where I got my backgroud for my blog from. I cut the cardstock to standard ATC size, which is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2. Then I took the sanded grout, using my hands the best tools for everything, and just slapped it on the card letting it land where it may. After it was dried I dry brushed it with orange, purple, green, and red acrylic paints( so I guess if you count each color as it's own item then I used 7 different items to make these ATC's:)). I cut the images randomly, I didn't want to just lay squares all over them. Then I used a liquid glue that dries clear to adhere the the images and also brushed over the top of the images to make them shinny.

Don't forget to go see what Terra has made for you today as it is Bombshell blog hop day. You can start you hop over at her blog since she is and awesome Bombshell DT member.

Don't forget to leave a comment for more chances to win our HUGE blog candy. For more information see the sidebar.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day 6... Totally Wicked Tuesday

Hello everyone, first let me start off by saying thank you so very much for all of your lovely comments. It makes me very happy to know that you all like my creations. As the post title states it is day 6 of our 31 Days of Halloween and I am so enjoying creating things. I hope that you all enjoyed our Monday challenge of Witches. I also hope that you all will participate in our challenges.

Today I decided to make a creepy necklace for my daughter. This is not the first one I have made for her but it is the first one I made totally all my own. I stamped the images in clay and then painted them with red and black acrylic paints. On the insets I used liquid glass from Close to my Heart to make them stand out. The necklace itself is made,very painstakingly I might add :), using head pins that I linked together to give it that spiderweb look. I know, I know the images are a little blurred but they were the best of the ones I took and of course by the time I realized this my daughter was in bed and had the necklace with her!!! So let me know what you think of today's project, and remember to hop on over to see what Terra created today!

To see the rundown of all the hoopla :))that we are putting you through to win the blog candy click here!!!!! LOL

Remember to leave me some love, or at least tell me what you think of this project!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Day 5...Witchy Challenge

Hello fellow Halloween lovers and stamping friends! I am so glad that you dropped by today. I am very excited to be sharing this project with you today. Today is Monday and we have coordinated our projects and offer you a themed challenge. Our cards today are based around Witches, and your challenge is to share your own witch based project by linking it to a comment at the end of this post! Easy peasy...
Here is my project made for the challenge!

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Somewhere along the way while making Halloween projects I decided that I wanted to make a journal of sorts, and what better way to do that than to make my art the journal. So that is what I am going to do. I took the opportunity to use this challenge as my first page. I am using a chipboard book that I got from Michael's. This little witch is from Victoria Case, isn't she awesome. I painted the page with blacks, purples, and grays to give it that night time backgroud. Then I used sanded grout again to make the puffy clouds, and dry brushed different shades of gray over them to give them some depth. I'm loving that grout... and have started raiding the garage to see what else I can find to work with. I have found a few things that I want to try, now I just have to talk to hubby into letting me have them. LOL
If you'd like to participate in the challenge, link to your finished witch project in a comment below this post. And don't forget, any comment will get you Blog Candy points! See you tomorrow!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 4...Halloween Trinket Box

Today I chose to make a trinket box for all the little goodies I want to keep for Halloween. I found these little boxes at Michael's a while ago when they were on clearence! This one was on clearence because one of the little screws on the clasp was missing so I scored with a 50 cent box!!!! I don't need no stinkin clasp! LOL For this one I painted it black and then used silver distressed crackle paint from Tim Holtz. I then stamped my images into clay, and after it baked and cooled I painted them. The witch on her broom I base coated in gray, then wiped off with a papertowel. Then brushed walnut ink stain over it and also wiped it off with a papertowel. Finally I brushed black paint on the high points. For the words, Witching you...a Haunting Halloween, I wanted to go darker with, so I used black and purple on them. So there it is my Halloween trinket box.

I hope you are enjoying this lovely tour of our 31 days of Halloween! Be sure to come back daily for more freakishly wicked Halloween projects, challenges, and fun! For more informationon how you can win the HUGE blog candy and to see pictures of it go here.

Don't forget to go to Terra's blog and check out her wicked project of the day!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sparkle the Goth Fairy!

I found this fairy at Victoria Case. She has some great stamps over there. I love fairies no matter what they look like, but I thought I would "goth" this one out for Halloween. She is colored with Prisma color pencils, then her wings are outlined with purple stickles, there are also black stickles in her hair. She may not be scary, or ghoulish, but I think she is wickedly sweet! Be sure to hop on over to Terra's blog and check out her Haunted project of the day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 2 of 31 Days of Halloween

So today I wanted to show off the Sugar Skull that I made. I found these little paper mache' skulls at Michael's and picked some up not really knowing what I wanted to do with them. Then I came up with this little idea. So I painted it white, hand drew some designs on it and then painted in very bright colors. The outline of the designs are done in black sharpie pen. Be sure to check out Terra's blog to see what freakishly cool , or wickedly scary project she has for you today!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome Frightful Fiends and Scary Ghoulies to

31 Days of Halloween!
This is a month long tribute to Halloween and Day of the Dead sponsored by Smeared and Smudged and Cajun Stamping Queen. Every day in October we will both be featuring a seriously scary, creepy, or haunting project for you to view.

To get the spooky schedule of events, please read my sidebar where you'll find all the information about challenges, projects, and the HUGE BLOG CANDY worth well over $150 that we will be giving away to one lucky follower at the end of the month!

Since today is Thursday, we have coordinated our projects and offer you a themed challenge. Our cards today are based around skulls, and your challenge is to share your own skull based project by linking it to a comment at the end of this post! Easy peasy...

Here's my skull themed card:

This card was made using a Sugar Skull Digi stamp from MyGraficO. I then covered the skull with Omni Gel so that I could have a "transparent" look. The background of the card was made using sanded grout!!! Yep Sanded Grout is what I said. It gives it a great texture and when you use your heat gun on it, it also has great texture. I also used black paint to give it a look of depth.

If you'd like to participate in the challenge, link to your finished skull project in a comment below this post. And don't forget, any comment will get you Blog Candy points! See you tomorrow!

31 Days of Halloween Blog Candy

Here are pics and descriptions of the awesome blog candy that Terra and I are drawing for at the end of the month. This candy is valued at well over $150. To be entered for blog candy, follow the instructions found in either of our sidebars. We'll be drawing on November 1st. Good luck!

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Items Included in Candy Are:

*Heidi Satlerberg stamp "A child is born" from Stamps Happen Inc.
*Special Moments Scrapbook Stickers : Dragonflies and Flowers / Butterflies and Flowers
*Me & My Big Ideas : Soft Spoken Embellishment stickers/ family memories and fall
*Miss Elizabeth's Scrapbook Embellishment stickers: Nature, Birthday, white flowers
*Paperbilities 3-d Embellishment Adhesive Accents: Baby Animals
*Recollections Dimensional Stickers: Friends, Happy Birthday, Family Vacation
*12 x 12 Do it Yourself Calendar
*Halloween Stickers
*Colorbok: Journaling Tags, Paper Pad, Chipboard book(5pages)
*Studio G Clear Stamps: Party
*Studio 18: Epoxy stickers(black and white(2)), Rhinestones(pink), Self Stick Note Pads (Christmas 2pk.)
*Bead Party: Angel Charms'
*K&Company Happy Trails Grand Adhesions
*3 fall color wine bags( great for embossing)
*Various Ribbon (8 spools)
*Blue Fiber
*Binder Clips
*Crochet Flowers
*Chipboard Accents
*6 sheets of 12 x 12 Decorative Paper: 4 from Scribble Scrabble, 1 from Bella Blvd, 1 from Scrap Within Reach
* Studio G Mini Pigment Ink stamp pads- burgundy and white
*Strathmore Acrylic Linen Canvas ATC pack of 10
*Studio 18: 12 Notecards and Envelopes, Coupon Holder, and Paper Coasters 6 pack
*Jewelry Essentials Stringing 20 Gauge silver colored copper wire
*3 Packs Premium Inkjet Photo Paper 4"x6"
*Colorbok Rub On Sentiments-Love
*Colorbok Ahesive Metal Words
*Antique Silver Flourish Charms
*5 oz. bag of Ultra Fine Micro Beads from Pennywise Arts
*Miss Elizabeth's Embossed Metal Embellishments-Diva
*Stampin' Up! two corner stamps
*Stampin' Up! Retired Sale-a-bration Set- Congratulations (unmounted)
*Fiskars Vintage Farmhouse Clear Stamp set